season with the longest days and the highest average temperatures,
summer astronomically begins on the summer solstice (when
the tilt of the Earth's axis is closest to the Sun) and
ends on the equinox (when the tilt of the Earth's axis is
oriented neither from nor to the Sun causing the Sun to
be located vertically above a point on the equator). The
summer solstice occurs between June 20 and June 23 in the
Northern Hemisphere and between December 20 and December
23 in the Southern Hemisphere. The autumnal equinox ending
summer occurs between September 21 and September 24 in the
Northern Hemisphere and March 21 or 22 in the Southern Hemisphere.
summer is the season having the longest days and the highest
temperatures. Summer extends for the whole months of months
of June, July and August in the Northern Hemisphere and
the whole months of December, January and February in the
Southern Hemisphere. In other words, New York City experiences
summer in July and Buenos Aires in January.
highest recorded summer temperature was 136 F at Al' Aziziyah,
Libya on September 13, 1922. The highest summer temperature
recorded in the Southern Hemisphere was 123 F at Oodnadatta,
Australia on February 1, 1960.
summer is used to define the season in Australia, Denmark
and the former USSR. It is also used in the United Kingdom,
where summer is thought of as extending from mid-May to
mid-August. In Ireland, summer begins on May 1 and ends
July 31 by the Irish calendar. In southern and southeast
Asia, where the monsoon occurs, summer is more generally
defined as lasting from March to May/early June, their warmest
time of the year, ending with the onset of the monsoon rains.
astronomical definition of summer is more popular in the
United States. However, the term summer season is considered
to begin at the Memorial Day weekend (the last Monday in
May) and end on Labor Day weekend (first Monday in September)..
ancient China, summer was known as Red Bird.